Makinde promises to pay workers new minimum wage
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said that no worker in the payroll of the state government will earn less than the national minimum wage.
Makinde gave the assurance yesterday during the 2020 Inter-Religious Prayer Service organised by the state government at the state Secretariat, Agodi in Ibadan.
He said that a committee had been set up to oversee the negotiation and implementation of the new minimum wage.
Makinde further reiterated his administration’s commitment towards improving welfare for the state workforce and better living standard of the residents.
In her address, the state’s Head of Service, Mrs. Ololade Agboola, urged the workers to remain loyal and committed to work in the New Year.
She, therefore, enjoined workers to give room for innovations and ideas, as a new way of carrying out their duties as well as comportment to relate with members of the public.
“Handling government’s resources and property, and relating well with co-workers, are the ways to go,’’ she said.
She said that an approval had been given by the governor for the conduct of a Productivity/Merit Award Day, which was expected to be institutionalised to ensure improvement in the performance of workers in the state.
“It is generally believed that no organisation can work effectively and objectively without measuring its performance.
“Just like in the private sector, the productivity and award system will allow workers to strive for relevance by giving their best in all they do, as they are being watched.
“Show love to your co-workers and create conducive work environment for the betterment of the state civil service,” she said.
Agboola expressed appreciation to the governor for his worker-friendly disposition, adding that the prompt and regular payment of salaries and pension allowances, among other welfare packages, were highly appreciated by the workers.
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